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Public Meetings for TGS NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS), Petroleum GeoServices (PGS) and Multi Klient Invest (MKI) NorthEastern Canada 2D Seismic Survey (the Project)
TGS, PGS and MKI propose to conduct an offshore marine seismic survey in Baffin Bay/Davis Strait. The proposed Project is expected to be carried out over five years during the open water season beginning in 2013. TGS, PGS and MKI have applied to the National Energy Board (NEB) for a geophysical operations authorization for the Project under the Canada Oil and Gas Operation Act.
The NEB will be hosting public meetings to provide information on the Project and to hear oral comments. Representatives from the company will be present at the public meetings to provide information about the Project and answer questions. Under section 15 of the National Energy Board Act, the NEB authorized Board Member David Hamilton to report and make recommendations on the Project application. Written comments from the public and information gathered from community meetings will inform Mr. Hamilton's report and recommendations to the NEB. The NEB will then decide whether to approve or deny the Project application.
The public meetings will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the following communities:
Pond Inlet – Monday 29 April 2013 at the Pond Inlet Community Hall
Clyde River – Tuesday 30 April 2013 at the Tuqqayaq Community Hall
Qikiqtarjuaq – Wednesday 1 May 2013 at the Avviujaq Gymnasium
Iqaluit – Thursday 2 May 2013 at the Anglican Parish Hall
The NEB would like to know if your organization wishes to make an oral presentation at a meeting, and if so, which community you wish to present in. It is expected that Iqaluit is the preferred location for most organizations. The NEB asks that your response be provided by 2 April 2013 by ExproEA@cer-rec.gc.ca or by mail to the National Energy Board, 444 Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta T2P 0X8, Attention: Team Leader, Conservation of Resources.
Please note that the NEB will also be accepting written comments on issues relevant to this Project, particularly the potential environmental effects and mitigation measures outlined in the attached discussion paper. Written comments must be submitted by 3 May 2013.
If you have any questions about the above information, please contact the Regulatory Officer, Danielle Comte at 403-299-2731 or toll free at 1-800-899-1265.
Secretary of the Board
c.c. Ms. Darlene Davis, RPS, Facsimile 902-425-0703, Email DavisD@rpsgoup.com
Mr. Bernie MacIsaac
Director of Lands and Resources Qikiqtani Inuit Association
P.O. Box 1340
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Mr. Harry Earle
Arctic Fishery Alliance
702 Water Street
P.O. Box 8622
St. John's, NL AlB 3T1
Ms. Agnes Simonfalvy
Avatilirinirq (Environmental) Coordinator
Department of Economic Development & Transportation
Government of Nunavut 1104 Inuksugait Plaza
P.O. Box 1000, Station 1560
Iqaluit, NT X0A 0H0
Ms. Shari Gearheard
Clyde River, NU X0A 0E0
Mr. Derrick Moggy Habitat Team Leader
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Northern Ontario District – Sudbury Office 1500 Paris Street, Unit 11
Sudbury, ON P3E 3B8
Mr. Jerry Ward, CEO Baffin Fisheries Coalition
P.O. Box 6008
Iqaluit, NU X0A 1H0
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